The Israel Defense Forces struck at least ten Hamas targets in three separate sites overnight in Gaza, including a military compound, a weapons factory and a storage site. On Sunday morning, they struck five more targets at a Hamas naval compound in northern Gaza, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
Moments ago, IAF fighter jets targeted five terror targets at a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror organization's naval force in the northern Gaza Strip pic.twitter.com/C431gbkR3K
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) June 3, 2018
“The IDF views the Hamas terror organization’s actions with great severity and will continue fulfilling its mission to protect Israeli civilians as necessary,” the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.
“This strike was conducted in response to the projectiles which were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel last night, in addition to the acts of terror approved and led by the Hamas terror organization throughout the weekend,” he continued.
“This was an additional IDF strike carried out last night targeting terror sites belonging to the Hamas terror organization, which is responsible for all events that transpire and emanate from the Gaza Strip — most notably the severe attacks it conducts against Israel and its civilians.”
The air strikes were carried out in response to the violation of the informal “cease fire” arranged last week by Egypt between Gaza terrorist organizations and Israel. At 12:57 am Sunday, the IDF confirmed that a rocket was fired at southern Israel from Gaza, and then shot down by the Iron Dome, near the city of Sderot.
Gaza terrorists had already fired two mortar shells at the Eshkol Regional Council district in southern Israel at around 8 pm Saturday night. One of the projectiles was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system; the second shell landed in Gaza.
Nevertheless, one person in Sderot was injured by flying shrapnel that landed in the city after the interception; residents in the Gaza Belt region have only a 15-second window in which to reach a safe space before a rocket or mortar lands in the vicinity.
Red Alert incoming rocket sirens were triggered repeatedly overnight, at least three times within the hour between 1 am and 2 am early Sunday morning (June 3).
Nearly a thousand acres of land were torched on Friday as a result of eco-terror attacks.
Terrorists flew incendiary kites towards Israel over the border, including one that set fire to the Karmiya Nature Reserve near Kibbutz Netiv Ha’Asara, along the southern Israeli Mediterranean coastal region.
The incendiary kites set fire to an area nera Kibbutz Nir Am, and to a forest near Kibbutz Kissufim, and Kissufim was struck by one of the kite attacks as well as Kibbutz Miflasim.